I hope that everyone had an enjoyable July 4th, Canada Day or found some reason to take some extra time off this month to recover from the hectic schedules we all endure. I certainly found the brief respite helpful after a busy Microwave Week in Montreal and the normal digging-out upon my return.

My main goal at IMS last month was to see as many of our western U.S. clients as possible, as I’ve recently taken responsibility for servicing this territory from Wynn Cook, who served in this capacity for many years. The entire MWJ team is grateful to Wynn for his long and successful tenure as our Western Regional Sales Manager, leaving a legacy of professionalism and integrity. I’m in the process of contacting each of our clients in the west, so my apologies if you have not yet heard from me personally. I will be contacting you soon. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or comments. My contact information is below.

We’re in the final stages of closing our August issue and annual Military Microwaves supplement.  The August issue is focused on “Satellite and Radio Communications,” with bonus distribution at the IEEE ICUWB event in Syracuse, NY. The Military Microwaves supplement is our biggest supplement of the year, with bonus distribution at MILCOM and EuMW. See the Ad Bulletin for deadlines and details. Editor David Vye provides an editorial snapshot of these issues and those of the next few months in his contribution to this newsletter.  

We recently announced the launch of the Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON China), a new conference and exhibition to take place in Beijing on March 12-14, 2013. This event will target the high frequency/high speed design engineering community with technical presentations and practical workshops for the rapidly growing electronics sector in China. We’re pleased to announce Agilent Technologies as the Platinum Sponsor of this new event and Rohde & Schwarz, ANSYS, Anritsu, AWR and CST as Gold Sponsors. For more information, visit www.EDICONCHINA.com or contact your sales representative.

It’s going to be an exciting second half of the year at MWJ and we’ll keep you updated on the latest events and news. So enjoy these summer days and try to take a break from your busy schedules.

Carl Sheffres
PH: 781-619-1949